By Allison Payne 2/12/2018

David Sorenson, a speechwriter for the Trump Administration, resigned after being accused of domestic abuse, according to a White House official. He is the second person to step down from their position in the administration after White House staffer Rob Porter resigned on Wednesday. 

The Washington Post first broke news of Sorenson’s resignation, reporting that his ex-wife alleged that “he ran a car over with her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in the remote water’s off Maine’s coast, an incident she said left her fearing for her life.” 

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Sorenson denied the allegations in a statement released Friday night saying “I have never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life.” The White House admitted that it had been made aware of the allegations before The Washington Post reached out with the story. 
Trump on Friday said that he was “surprised” by the claims against Porter, praising him for his time working as a top staffer for the administration saying “We certainly wish him well. It’s obviously a very tough time for him. He did a very good job while he was in the White House.”